The Cisco Nexus 5K-C56128P is a powerful integrated switch solutions perfect for next-generation data centers. This high-performance switch is part of the Cisco Nexus 5K series and is designed to provide maximum scalability and flexibility. The Cisco NXK-C56128P features 48 ports of 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet with four additional expansion slots for add-on modules. The switch presents the unique benefits of line rate 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet performance with the addition of both inline power and data rate line speed flexibility, allowing customers to maximize their network performance. This enables organizations to simplify their networks, reduce costs, and decrease latency when deploying services. In terms of physical specifications, the Cisco N5K-C56128P supports a depth of 300mm, a width of 441mm and a height of 43.5mm. The weight of the device is approximately 11kg and the power requirements are 855W AC and 1000W DC. It also offers a superior cooling system to keep up with high powered requirements, boasting independent cooling systems on each side of the unit. Plus, it has an overall noise output at operating temperature of less than 55dbA. The switch supports IEEE protocols in addition to TRILL, FCoE and NPV. It also operates with software support for advanced Layer 2 switching such as VXLAN/NVGRE, Multi-Chassis LACP, Fabric Path and segment routing. Plus with its hardware based quality of service support it enables applications to safely operate at key performance intervals. Based on an Intel Xeon D D-1548 processor motherboard the Cisco Nexus 5K-C56128P features an enhanced forwarding capacity providing up to 2Tbps Layer 2/3 Switching capacity and delivering up to 770Gbps per switch or 2.3Tbps using virtual port channels (vPC) and redundant fabric ports (FEX). These figures are true benchmarks contributing to this device being one of the leading contenders in next-gen data center operations.
Key Feature for the N5K-C56128P
1. Port Configuration: 56 x 1/10/25 Gb Ethernet ports and 2 x 40/100 Gb Ethernet uplinks
2. Switching capacity: 1.44 Tbps
3. Forwarding rate: 1.05 Bpps
4. Latency: Less than 1 microsecond
5. Power supply options: AC and DC
6. Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)